Wonthaggi,
18
March
2013
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07:32
Australia/Melbourne

Support for Anderson boat ramp

Summary

Inaccuracies in the article “We don’t want a jetty built at the Anderson Ramp” (Page 4, Phillip Island and San Remo Advertiser, 14 March 2013). Council wasn't contacted for comment or to clarify any of the issues raised but Hannah Duncan-Jones responds here directly.

Hannah Duncan-Jones, Planning and Environment Director
Our research and the feedback from these recent sessions show that the majority of users rank the need for a jetty or tie up area as a high priority.
Hannah Duncan-Jones, Planning and Environment Director

Letter to the Editor

It is disappointing to see the inaccuracies in your article “We don’t want a jetty built at the Anderson Ramp” (Page 4, 14 March 2013).  It is also disappointing that no one contacted Council to clarify some of the issues raised.

It is not correct that no one in the community wants a jetty at this location.  Across the four community sessions held earlier this year to discuss the issue, the majority of people were in favour of a jetty. 

It is not correct that Council is proposing a specific design for the jetty.  At the community sessions, several concept designs were discussed with users of the facility.  The information gathered from these discussions will inform the detailed design.

There has been a very positive response from the consultation.  Our research and the feedback from these recent sessions show that the majority of users rank the need for a jetty or tie up area as a high priority.  We will continue to work with the community to find the most suitable solution.

If anyone is interested in this issue, I urge them to contact Council’s Environment team to get accurate information about the project, or to visit our website.

Hannah Duncan-Jones
Planning & Environment Director